2020 Broadway World Award Nominee
for Arts Educator of the Decade for Greater Miami

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TEACHING:                

John is currently the drama teacher at Arthur I. Myer Jewish Preparatory School.  He also works extensively as a teacher and private coach for Confident Performance Coaching. His previous experience includes Director of Education at Arts Garage, Assistant Director of Education at the Plaza Theatre, Private Lesson Program Director at North Broward Preparatory School, and Music Appreciation Teacher at Weiss School for the Gifted.  John has more than twenty years of experience teaching private lessons and group classes. He has a strong background in vocal pedagogy, specializing in musical theatre, the changing male voice, and performance /audition preparation for professionals and aspiring young professionals alike. John is a member of the Educational Theatre Association, the International Thespian Society, the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA), Gold Coast Association of Teachers of Singing (GCTS), and the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC). 

                                         DIRECTING:

John has directed/music directed musicals and performing arts summer camps for youths at places such as The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, American Heritage School, North Broward Preparatory School, Arts Garage, The Plaza Theatre, Maplewood Playhouse, and Meyer Jewish Preparatory School.  These productions include: Grease Jr., How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying  Jr.,  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,  Rent Jr .,  Avenue Q Jr., Into The Woods Jr.,  Cats Jr., Camp Rock the Musical, High School Musical Jr. , High School Musical 2, Once Upon A Mattress Jr,,  Aladdin, A Chorus Line Jr., Peter Pan Jr., Once On This Island Jr., Cinderella, Annie Jr.,  Madagascar the Musical  Jr., Willie Wonka Jr., Free To Be You And Me, Alice in Wonderland Jr., Little Mermaid Jr., Dear Edwina Jr., Matilda Jr., Lion King Jr., Mary Poppins Jr., Frozen Jr.

 

JOURNALISM:

John is a member of the Florida Press Club and was the South Florida Theater Critic for Broadway World and Talkin' Broadway, and the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Theater Arts Blogger for Arts America. from 2006-2018.  He was a member of the Silver Palm Awards' Advisory Council 2008-2018.  John is also the recipient of the 2001 and 2003 International Library of Poetry Editors' Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry.